The University of California was founded in 1868. Today, with 238,000 students and more than 190,000 faculty and staff the University of California is considered one of the world’s largest and most prestigious public universities.
There are currently 10 UC campuses: Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz. There are also five UC medical centers, 16 health professional schools, six business schools, four law schools and numerous additional professional schools; plus professional and enrichment courses and agricultural and natural resources programs that extend learning throughout California. Additionally, UC manages Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and is a partner in limited liability corporations that manage Livermore and Los Alamos national laboratories.
Our work with the University of California ranges from educating the nursing workforce to building one of the world’s largest telescopes. Over the years, the University of California has received awards from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation in each of our four program areas.